Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Good news! All of the tests Anthony had done over a week ago were fine. Anthony and I went to the hospital over a week ago to get a CT scan, chest X-ray, and Echocardiogram. Anthony was a real trooper through all the tests. He did the echocardiogram without any problems. The technician was moving the probe all around the area where his ribs were removed and he didn't even flinch. He followed all her directions and stayed very still the whole time (about 20 minutes). Next was chest X-ray. As always, he had no problems doing everything Julia the X-ray technician said. She always remembers him and says with her eastern European accent " favorite patient is here. He is such a good little boy..."

CT scan was a long wait, as usual. This time we waited 2 1/2 hours to get into the room. First, we wait for a pediatric nurse to start the IV line. Then we wait for a radiologist to have me sign the consent for the contrast dye (in case of allergic reaction). Then we wait for the one and only CT machine to be free. Anthony was very good this whole time. He played with a toy truck that Missy brought over for him at our friend Peggy's request.

The whole time at the hospital, Anthony was in a great mood. Even though he gets poked and prodded, I think he enjoys the time spent alone with me. I know I really enjoy the time with him.

In other news, Anthony started first grade last week and seems to be enjoying it. However, if you ask him if he likes it, he will always say no. His mood says otherwise, though.

In yet other news, for those who haven't heard yet, Anthony will be getting another little sister in January. Yes, its true, we will have 3 girls and 1 boy. Anthony will be king among princesses.